BEDFORD, N.Y. ‒ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says he already has a buyer for the Bedford house where his estranged wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, hanged herself on May 16, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.
The estate at 326 South Bedford Road was recently put on the market for an asking price of $4 million. Kennedy took her own life in an outbuilding on the property.
The 10,000-square-foot home is described as “state-of-the-art and eco-friendly" in the listing posted Monday on the Ginnell Real Estate website.
Kennedy also told The News he will not be moving out of New York once the house is sold.
“I’ve been living in a different house [in New York] for many years,” he said, according to The News. “I’m going to stay in the house I’ve been living in with my children.”
Mary Kennedy, an architect, designed and built the home herself in 2008, calling it The Green House. She, as well as her estranged husband, who serves as chief attorney for the environmental organization Riverkeeper, were committed to sustainability and environmental protection.
The eco-friendly house, which sits on 10 acres and has a Mount Kisco mailing address, features "geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient appliances and fiber-optic lighting." There is also a swimming pool.
According to the listing, the 14-room home is "exquisitely finished using recycled or reclaimed materials, including interior doors, hardware and Carrera marble."
At the time of her death, Kennedy, 52, was in the middle of a contentious divorce with RFK Jr. that included a custody battle over the couple's four children. He charged that her substance abuse was one of the reasons he filed for divorce.
Kennedy did not disclose the buyer or purchase price for the home to The News.